Gregg Williams, a long-serving NFL defensive coordinator, is the first batch of XFL assistant coaches.

Gregg Williams, a long-time NFL defensive coordinator and former head coach of the NFL, heads the XFL's inaugural batch of assistant coaches. The league announced Wednesday.

Williams will be Reggie Barlow's defensive coordinator. Former head coach of the Buffalo Bills Cleveland Browns He was suspended for one year in 2012 due to his involvement in the investigation. New Orleans SaintsWilliams last coached the team in the Bountygate scandal New York Jets 2020

The XFL is still in negotiations with local markets and has not yet released team names. The XFL hired seven defensive coordinators and seven offensive coaches, leaving two more to complete its eight-team roster. During the 2020 season, June Jones (the offensive coordinator) and Jonathan Hayes (the offensive coordinator) served as XFL Head Coaches. Jay Hayes, Jay's brother and former college head coach, and NFL assistant Ron Zook are some other notable names on the coaching staffs. Jay Hayes is a long-serving NFL defensive coordinator and Jay Stewart is a long-serving NFL defensive coordinator.

Directors of player personnel from each team were also announced Wednesday. The XFL structure will allow these directors to work closely with head coaches in making final personnel decisions. Coaches have final say in game day rosters.

In 2020, the XFL employed four directors: Joey Clinkscales (Director), Dave Boller (Director), and Will Lewis (Director). This summer, the XFL will host player showcases. The XFL's next regular season will start on February 18, 2023 as part of an exclusive broadcast deal with ESPN and Disney.

These are all the team organizations that were announced Wednesday.

Head Coach Reggie Barlow

Personnel: Von Hutchins

OC/RB: Fred Kaiss

DC: Gregg Williams

Head Coach Anthony Becht

Personnel: Dave Boller

OC: Bruce Gradkowski

DC: Nathaniel Abraham

Head Coach Terrell Buckley

Personnel: Larry Lee

OC: Robert Ford

DC: Tony Carter

Head Coach Jim Haslett

Personnel: Randy Mueller

OC: June Jones

DC: Ron Zook

Head Coach Wade Phillips

Personnel: Marc Lillibridge

OC: AJ Smith

DC: Brian Stewart

Head Coach Bob Stoops

Personnel: Rick Mueller

OC: Jonathan Hayes

DC: Jay Hayes

Head Coach Hines Ward

Personnel: Will Lewis

OC: Jaime Elizondo

DC: Jim Herrmann

Head Coach Rod Woodson

Personnel: Joey Clinkscales



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